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Ashley Madison CEO quits after hack

2015-08-29 09:38

Noel Biderman is stepping down a week after hackers released the personal information of millions of users of the adultery website.

French woman, 4 Britons killed in Canada plane crash

2015-08-25 08:20

Six people, including a French tourist and four Britons, have died in a pontoon plane crash in Canada's Quebec province, officials say.

South Africa's singing firefighters return from Canada mission

2015-08-21 18:53

South African firefighters returning from fighting forest fires in Canada say they have made new friends, shared and learned new skills, and "owned the fire-line".

US senator puts brakes on Canadian nuke waste

2015-08-11 18:14

a Michigan Senator wants a US-Canadian study on the proposal for nuke waste disposal near Lake Huron.

Bad things happen to good robots

2015-08-03 20:29

HitchBOT, the adorable hitch-hiking robot cobbled together from household odds-and-ends, has prematurely ended its summer travels across America.

Topless protest in Canada urges women to 'bare with us'

2015-08-02 10:23

Dozens of topless women - and men - attended a "Bare With Us" rally meant to educate the public about women's right to go shirtless if they choose.

Second body found in NZ search for Canadian hikers

2015-07-27 07:01

New Zealand police say they have found and recovered a second body from a field of avalanche debris during a search for two missing Canadian hikers.

Hackers threaten to leak Ashley Madison's 37 million 'cheaters'

2015-07-20 12:15

Hackers claim to have personal details of more than 37 million cheating spouses on dating website Ashley Madison and have threatened to release nude photos and sexual fantasies of the site's clients unless it is shut down.

Controversial Canadian rubbish heads to Philippine landfill

2015-07-14 16:26

Tons of imported Canadian rubbish has been sent to a northern Philippines landfill, ending a two-year standoff with activists who called for the waste to be returned to Canada, officials say.

Hundreds of wildfires ravage Canada

2015-07-10 07:39

Large areas in Canada are battling several hundred fierce forest fires that have caused thousands to flee their homes, local authorities say.

 

Fracking caused Canadian quake

2015-08-27 16:41

Fracking by a Canadian subsidiary of Malaysian oil and gas giant Petronas has triggered one of the world's largest earthquakes linked to the controversial practice.

Two suicides in Ashley Madison hack - Canadian police

2015-08-24 20:06

Two Ashley Madison clients are reported to have committed suicide after hackers published their details online, police in Canada say.

Canadian teacher goes free after sex abuse conviction in Indonesia

2015-08-14 09:04

An Indonesian court has overturned convictions against a Canadian teacher and an Indonesian teaching assistant who were serving 10 years in prison for sexually abusing three young children at a prestigious international school in Jakarta,.

Upbeat SA firefighters fuel Canadian work ethic

2015-08-11 14:47

A crew of 48 South African firefighters battling wildfires in Canada continues to fly the flag high.

Canada set for election amid concern over economy, security

2015-08-03 08:26

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has called general elections for October 19, kicking off a campaign for a fourth straight term in power amid a sluggish economy.

164 skydivers set head-down world record

2015-07-31 20:00

Travelling at speeds of up to 386km/h, 164 skydivers flying head-down built the largest ever vertical skydiving formation over central Illinois, smashing the previous record.

UN asks Canada to do more for indigenous people

2015-07-24 14:19

The Canadian government is responsible for many inequalities affecting indigenous people in the country, the UN says, urging it to do more to support natives.

Cleanup in western Canada after oil sands spill

2015-07-18 14:43

A pipeline leak in western Canada has spilled about 5ml of oil sands, the owner of the affected facility says.

Wildfires rage out of control in parts of Canada

2015-07-11 08:15

Wildfires in Saskatchewan are burning out of control, with one blaze more than five times the size of the province's largest city, Saskatoon.

Bumblebees dying due to climate change

2015-07-09 22:32

Bumblebees are struggling to adapt to global warming and are simply dying rather than migrating northward to cooler climes.

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